DOD to take over background checks for all agencies
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jun 04, 2018
With a current backlog of about 700,000 people waiting to complete the security clearance process to work for federal government, the Department of Defense is set to begin taking over the process for nearly all agencies, the Associated Press reports.
According to the report, Pentagon officials have said that plans to move responsibility from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon for all of the roughly 3.6 million Pentagon employees are already in process, but the agency will soon take responsibility for background investigations for nearly all other government agencies as well.
The DOD will not take over any of the current backlog cases, but the change would allow OPM to focus their efforts on reducing the backlog, the article adds, noting that about 500,000 cases of the backlog are DOD workers.